If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Please leave plenty of time for a travel consultation with one of our practice nurses and discuss the need for vaccinations, malaria tablets and general information about the current situation in your choice of destination.
Some vaccination courses take a number of weeks to complete and if many types of vaccination are indicated, the schedule can be quite complicated so time is an added advantage.
Even if you get a last minute deal to an exotic destination, always contact us because some vaccine cover and Malaria cover is better than none.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below or use the following website - www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)